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PhD Theses

Note: This page is a work in progress. There may be students missing from the list. If a student's employment after graduation is not listed, it does not mean that they do not have employment. It means the student has not reported their employment to the department.

Student: Syed Yousaf Shah
Graduation date: December 2014
Thesis title: Dynamic Management of Network Systems
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation:

Student: Joshua Taylor
Graduation date: December 2014
Thesis title: Exploration in Fluid Logics
Advisor: Selmer Bringsjord
Employment after graduation: Senior Engineer, Siege Technologies

Student: Tommy Nguyen
Graduation date: December 2014
Thesis title: Proximity, Interactions, and Communities in Social Networks: Properties and Applications
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation:

Student: James McCusker
Graduation date: December 2014
Thesis title: WebSig: A Digital Signature Framework for the Web
Advisor: Deborah McGuinness
Employment after graduation: Data Scientist, 5AM Solutions

Student: Jedediyah Williams
Graduation date: December 2014
Thesis title: A Contact Model For Geometrically Accurate Treatment of Polytopes in Simulation
Advisor: Jeff Trinkle
Employment after graduation:

Student: Louis Gutierrez
Graduation date: August 2014
Thesis title: Noise Reduction in User Generated Datasets
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy and Ron Eglash
Employment after graduation:

Student: Joshua Nasman
Graduation date: December 2014
Thesis title: Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Intuitive and Interactive Lighting Simulation Tools
Advisor: Barbara Cutler
Employment after graduation: Software Developer, Dark Field Technologies

Student: Wei Huang
Graduation date: May 2014
Thesis title: An Inference and Checking Framework for Context-Sensitive Pluggable Types
Advisor: Ana Milanova
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Google

Student: Li Zhang
Graduation date: December 2013
Thesis title: Physics-Empowered Perception for Robot Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation
Advisor: Jeffrey Trinkle
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, BlackLocus

Student: Amina Shabbeer
Graduation date: December 2013
Thesis title: Nonconvex Nonsmooth Optimization for Bioinformatics
Advisor: Kristin Bennett
Employment after graduation: Staff Software Engineer, IBM

Student: Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu
Graduation date: August 2013
Thesis title: Uncomputable Games: Games for Crowdsourcing Formal Reasoning
Advisor: Selmer Bringsjord
Employment after graduation: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student: Xiaohui Lu
Graduation date: August 2013
Thesis title: Ranking Models to Identify Influential Actors in Large Scale Social Networks
Advisor: Sibel Adali
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student: Geng Li
Graduation date: August 2013
Thesis title: Mining Local and Global Patterns for Complex Data Classification
Advisor: Mohammed J. Zaki
Employment after graduation: Senior Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

Student: Ankesh Khandelwal
Graduation date: May 2013
Thesis title: Furthering the Continuous-change Event Calculus: Providing for Efficient Description of Additive Effects and an Automated Reasoner
Advisor: Peter Fox
Employment after graduation:

Student: Gregory Williams
Graduation date: May 2013
Thesis title: Planning and Evaluation of Federated Queries on the Web
Advisor: James Hendler
Employment after graduation: Self-employed consultant

Student: Jesse Weaver
Graduation date: May 2013
Thesis title: Toward Webscale, Rule-based Inference on the Semantic Web via Data Parallelism
Advisor: James Hendler
Employment after graduation: Research Computer Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Student: Tsz-Yam Lau
Graduation date: December 2012
Thesis title: Two-Step ODETLAP and Induced Terrain Framework for Improved Geographical Data Reconstruction
Advisor: W. Randolph Franklin
Employment after graduation: Senior Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

Student: Aleksandr Ovcharenko
Graduation date: December 2012
Thesis title: Parallel Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation with Boundary Layers
Advisor: Mark Shephard
Employment after graduation: HPC Developer, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Student: Jing Fu
Graduation date: August 2012
Thesis title: Parallel I/O Optimizations for Large-Scale Scientific Applications
Advisor: Christopher Carothers
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Vertica Systems

Student: Cagri Ozcaglar
Graduation date: August 2012
Thesis title: Algorithmic Data Fusion Methods For Tuberculosis
Advisor: Bülent Yener
Employment after graduation: Software Developer, Bank of America

Student: Christopher Stuetzle
Graduation date: December 2012
Thesis title: Representation and Generation of Terrain Using Mathematical Modeling
Advisor: W. Randolph Franklin, Barbara Cutler
Employment after graduation: Assistant Professor, Merrimack College

Student: Sahin Cem Geyik
Graduation date: August 2012
Thesis title: Network Data Modeling Via Grammatical Structures
Advisor: Boleslaw K. Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Turn Inc., Applied Scientist

Student: Jierui Xie
Graduation date: August 2012
Thesis title: Agent-based Dynamics Models for Opinion Spreading and Community Detection in Large-scale Social Networks
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski and Gyorgy Korniss
Employment after graduation: Software Development Manager, Oracle

Student: Ting Xie
Graduation date: August 2012
Thesis title: Mesh Data Management Components for Petascale Adaptive Unstructured Mesh Based Simulations
Advisor: Mark S. Shephard
Employment after graduation: Senior Software Engineer, ANSYS

Student: Ameya Hate
Graduation date: May 2012
Thesis title: Optimizing Diffusion and Pricing in Networks of Independent Agents
Advisor: Elliot Anshelevich
Employment after graduation: Research Programmer / Data Analyst, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student: Jiao Tao
Graduation date: May 2012
Thesis title: Integrity Constraints for the Semantic Web: An OWL 2 Description Logic Extension
Advisor: Deborah L. McGuinness
Employment after graduation: Senior Application Engineer, Oracle

Student: Eric Smith
Graduation date: May 2012
Thesis title: Registration of Combined Range-Intensity Scans
Advisor: Charles V. Stewart
Employment after graduation: R&D Engineer, Kitware

Student: Medha Atre
Graduation date: December 2011
Thesis title: Bit-by-Bit: Indexing and Querying RDF data using Compressed Bit-Vectors
Advisor: James A. Hendler
Employment after graduation: Post doctoral researcher, University of Pennsylvania.

Student: Hilmi Yildirim
Graduation date: December 2011
Thesis title: Scalable Reachability Indexing for Very Large Graphs
Advisor: Mohammed J. Zaki
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Google

Student: You Li
Graduation date: August 2011
Thesis title: CUDA-accelerated HD-ODETLAP: a High Dimensional Geospatial Data Compression Framework
Advisor: W. Randolph Franklin
Employment after graduation: Analyst, Royal Bank of Canada

Student: Apirak Hoonlor
Graduation date: August 2011
Thesis title: Sequential Patterns and Temporal Patterns for Text Mining
Advisor: Boleslaw K. Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Assistant Professor, Mahidol University

Student: Binh Nguyen
Graduation date: August 2011
Thesis title: Locally Non-convex Contact Models and Solution Methods for Accurate Physical Simulation in Robotics
Advisor: Jeffrey C. Trinkle
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Palantir Technologies

Student: Akintayo Holder
Graduation date: August 2011
Thesis title: The Impact of Irregularity on Efficient Large-scale Integer-Intensive Computing
Advisor: Christopher Carothers
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Google

Student: Cagatay Bilgin
Graduation date: August 2011
Thesis title:
Advisor: Bülent Yener
Employment after graduation: Postdocoral fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Student: Matt Edman
Graduation date: August 2011
Thesis title: Cryptographic Security in Wireless Networks via Physical Layer Properties
Advisor: Bülent Yener
Employment after graduation: MITRE Corporation

Student: Christos Boutsidis
Graduation date: May 2011
Thesis title: Topics in Matrix Sampling Algorithms
Advisor: Petros Drineas
Employment after graduation: Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Student: Eyuphan Bulut
Graduation date: May 2011
Thesis title: Opportunistic Routing Algorithms in Delay Tolerant Networks
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Senior Engineer, Cisco Systems

Student: Yu Sheng
Graduation date: May 2011
Thesis title: Interactive Daylighting Visualization in Spatially Augmented Reality Environments
Advisor: Barbara Cutler
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Student: Jamey Lewis
Graduation date: December 2010
Thesis title: Population Genetic Analysis with PCA Informative Markers
Advisor: Petros Drineas
Employment after graduation:

Student: Jonathan Purnell
Graduation date: December 2010
Thesis title: Approximating Covariance Matrices Using Low Rank Perturbations with Applications to Accent Identification and Social Network Clustering
Advisor: Malik Magdon-Ismail
Employment after graduation: Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student: Bugra Caskurlu
Graduation date: August 2010
Thesis title: Exact and Approximate Equilibria for Network Formation and Cut Games
Advisor: Elliot Anshelevich
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, West Virginia University

Student: Yin Liu
Graduation date: May 2010
Thesis title: Practical Static Analysis Framework for Inference of Security-Related Program Properties
Advisor: Ana Milanova
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Juniper Networks

Student: Mykola Hayvanovych
Graduation date: December 2009
Thesis title: Algorithms for Finding Hidden Groups and their Structure from the Streaming Communication Data
Advisor: Malik Magdon-Ismail
Employment after graduation: Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Student: Konstantin Mertsalov
Graduation date: December 2009
Thesis title: Modeling Dynamics of Communication and Social Networks
Advisor: Mark Goldberg
Employment after graduation: Director of Development, Rational Retention

Student: Andrey Sarayev
Graduation date: December 2009
Thesis title: Estimation of Credit and Interest Rate Risks for Loan Portfolios
Advisor: Malik Magdon-Ismail
Employment after graduation: Quantitative Analyst, EMSQRD LLC

Student: Ali Civril
Graduation date: December 2009
Thesis title: Column Subset Selection for Approximating Matrices: Theory and Data Applications
Advisor: Malik Magdon-Ismail
Employment after graduation: Assistant Professor, Meliksah University

Student: Stephen Kelley
Graduation date: December 2009
Thesis title: The Existence and Discovery of Overlapping Communities in Large-Scale Networks
Advisor: Mark Goldberg
Employment after graduation: Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Student: Travis Desell
Graduation date: December 2009
Thesis title: Asynchronous Global Optimization for Massive-Scale Computing
Advisor: Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Carlos Varela
Employment after graduation: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student: Vineet Chaoji
Graduation date: August 2009
Thesis title: Efficient Algorithms for Mining Arbitrary Shaped Clusters
Advisor: Mohammed J. Zaki
Employment after graduation: Senior Associate Scientist, Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore

Student: Mohammad Al Hasan
Graduation date: August 2009
Thesis title: Mining Interesting Subgraphs by Output Space Sampling
Advisor: Mohammed J. Zaki
Employment after graduation: Senior Research Scientist, eBay Research Labs

Student: Saeed Salem
Graduation date: August 2009
Thesis title: Protein Structural Similarity
Advisor: Mohammed J. Zaki
Employment after graduation: Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University

Student: Chao Chen
Graduation date: August 2009
Thesis title: Algorithms and Hardness Results in Computational Homology
Advisor: Daniel Freedman
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral fellow, IST Austria

Student: Daniel Tracy
Graduation date: May 2009
Thesis title: Path Planning on a Compressed Terrain
Advisor: W. Randolph Franklin
Employment after graduation:

Student: Stephen Berard
Graduation date: May 2009
Thesis title: Using Simulation for Planning and Design of Robotic Systems with Intermittent Contact
Advisor: Jeffrey Trinkle
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Student: Andrew Shilliday
Graduation date: May 2009
Thesis title: Elisa : A New System for AI-Assisted Scientific Discovery Incorporating Novel Techniques in Infinite Model Finding
Advisor: Selmer Bringsjord
Employment after graduation: Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Student: Eric Meisner
Graduation date: May 2009
Thesis title: Learning Controllers for Human-Robot Interaction
Advisor: Volkan Isler, Jeffrey Trinkle
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Interaction and Robotics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

Student: Dirk Padfield
Graduation date: May 2009
Thesis title: Segmentation and Tracking Algorithms for Monitoring Cellular Motion and Function
Advisor: Badrinath Roysam, Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: Computer Scientist, GE Global Research

Student: Bradford King
Graduation date: December 2008
Thesis title: Range Data Analysis by Free-Space Modeling and Tensor Voting
Advisor: Charles V. Stewart
Employment after graduation: R&D Engineer, Kitware

Student: Asif Javed
Graduation date: December 2008
Thesis title: A Computational Analysis of Human Genetic Variation
Advisor: Petros Drineas
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, IBM Watson Research Center

Student: Nilanjan Chakraborty
Graduation date: December 2008
Thesis title: Optimization Based Approaches for Geometric Constraints in Robot Motion Planning
Advisor: Srinivas Akella, Jeffrey Trinkle
Employment after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon

Student: Michal Sofka
Graduation date: August 2008
Thesis title: Theoretical and Practical Problems in Feature-Based Registration with Application to Longitudinal Analysis
Advisor: Charles V. Stewart
Employment after graduation: Research Scientist, Siemens

Student: Anilkumar Karanam
Graduation date: August 2008
Thesis title: A p-adaptive stabilized finite element method for fluid dynamics
Advisor: Kenneth Jansen
Employment after graduation: Synopsys

Student: Hung-Ching (Justin) Chen
Graduation date: August 2008
Thesis title: Reverse Engineering A Hidden Markov Model For Complex Social Systems
Advisor: Malik Magdon-Ismail
Employment after graduation: EMSQRD

Student: Evrim Acar Ataman
Graduation date: May 2008
Thesis title: Understanding Epilepsy Seizure Structure Using Tensor Analysis
Advisor: Bulent Yener
Employment after graduation: Sandia National Laboratories

Student: Metin Inanc
Graduation date: May 2008
Thesis title: Compressing Terrain Elevation Datasets
Advisor: W. Randolph Franklin
Employment after graduation: Syncsort

Student: Ryan LaFortune
Graduation date: May 2008
Thesis title: Techniques and Data Structures for Efficient Information Access and Retrieval in Distributed Networks
Advisor: Christopher Carothers
Employment after graduation: MITRE

Student: Anurat Chapanond
Graduation date: December 2007
Thesis title: Application Aspects of Data Mining Analysis on Evolving Graphs
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: Chulaporn Research Institute

Student: Juong-Sik Lee
Graduation date: December 2007
Thesis title: Recurrent Auctions in E-Commerce
Advisor: Boleslaw K. Szymanski
Employment after graduation: NOKIA Research Center, Palo Alto, CA

Student: Fikret Sivrikaya
Graduation date: December 2007
Thesis title: Energy-Efficient Channel Access and Routing Protocols for Multi-Hop Wireless Networks
Advisor: Bulent Yener
Employment after graduation: DAI-Labor - Technische Universität Berlin

Student: Lauren Foutz
Graduation date: December 2007
Thesis title: SIndex: Query Optimization and Access Control in a Semi-Structured Database
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: Oracle

Student: Benjarath Phoophakdee
Graduation date: August 2007
Thesis title: Trellis: Genome-scale Disk-based Suffix Tree Indexing Algorithm
Advisor: Mohammed Zaki
Employment after graduation: Chulabhorn Research Institute

Student: Matthew Turek
Graduation date: August 2007
Thesis title: Combinatorial Optimization for Tracking and Low-Level Computer Vision Problems
Advisor: Daniel Freedman
Employment after graduation: Kitware

Student: Gehua Yang
Graduation date: August 2007
Thesis title: Towards Fully-automatic and General-purpose Image Registration
Advisor: Charles V. Stewart
Employment after graduation: DualAlign

Student: Viswanath Ramakkagari
Graduation date: May 2007
Thesis title: A New Stability Method for Singularly Perturbed Convection-Diffusion Equations
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Cranes Software International Limited

Student: Seyit Ahmet Camtepe
Graduation date: May 2007
Thesis title: Design and Analysis of Key Management Schemes for Distributed Wireless Sensor Networks
Advisor: Bulent Yener
Employment after graduation: DAI-Labor, Technische Universitaet Berlin

Student: Brandeis Hill
Graduation date: May 2007
Thesis title: An Evaluation of a Statistical Framework and Algorithms for Adaptive Aggregation
Advisor: Sibel Adali
Employment after graduation: Purdue University (post-doc)

Student: Kaoutar El Maghraoui
Graduation date: May 2007
Thesis title: A Framework for Middleware-Driven Dynamic Reconfiguration of Scientific Applications in Grid Environments
Advisor: Carlos A. Varela
Employment after graduation: Research Scientist, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Student: Joel W. Branch
Graduation date: May 2007
Thesis title: Opportunistic Routing and Middleware Composition for Sensor and Actuator Networks
Advisor: Boleslaw K. Szymanski
Employment after graduation: IBM TJ Watson Laboratory

Student: Kristopher Beevers
Graduation date: May 2007
Thesis title: Mapping with Limited Sensing
Advisor: Wesley Huang
Employment after graduation: SolidJoint Research

Student: Aytekin Vargun
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Code-Carrying Theory
Advisor: David R. Musser
Employment after graduation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (post-doc)

Student: Feng Gao
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Indexing Methods for Protein Tertiary and Predicted Structures
Advisor: Mohammed J. Zaki
Employment after graduation: Microsoft

Student: Wei-Jen Wang
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Distributed garbage collection for large-scale mobile actor systems
Advisor: Carlos A. Varela
Employment after graduation: National Central University, Taiwan

Student: James Kilbride
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Methods for Reformulating Dynamic Programming Algorithms as Representatively Sampled Algorithms
Advisor: M. S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: General Dynamics

Student: Zujun Shentu
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Context Shapes: A Novel Approach for Partial Complementary Shape Matching Proteins
Advisor: Mohammed Zaki
Employment after graduation: Oracle

Student: Lizhuang Zhao
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Mining Subspace and Boolean Patterns from Data
Advisor: Mohammed Zaki
Employment after graduation: Amazon

Student: Bettina Schimanski
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Psychometric AI and story arrangement: progress of a test-based approach towards an achievable artificial intelligence
Advisor: Selmer Bringsjord
Employment after graduation: Sandia

Student: Bouchra Bouqata
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: VOGUE: A Novel Variable Order-Gap State Machine For Modeling Sequences
Advisor: Christopher Carothers, Boleslaw Szymanski, Mohammed Zaki
Employment after graduation: GE Center for Research and Development

Student: Jeffrey Baumes
Graduation date: December 2006
Thesis title: Algorithms for Discovering Hidden Groups in Communications
Advisor: Mark Goldberg
Employment after graduation: Kitware

Student: Yongqiang Zhang
Graduation date: August 2006
Thesis title: Structured Motifs in Biological Sequences: Search and Extraction
Advisor: Mohammed Zaki
Employment after graduation: Oracle

Student: Jing Xi
Graduation date: August 2006
Thesis title: Stretch Preserving Oblivious Routing Algorithms
Advisor: Costas Busch
Employment after graduation: Bank of America

Student: Nicholas Markham
Graduation date: May 2006
Thesis title: Algorithms and software for nucleic acid sequences
Advisor: Michael Zuker, Lee Newberg
Employment after graduation: Simplicita Software

Student: Inna Vitol
Graduation date: May 2006
Thesis title: Mathematical models for mycobacterium tuberculosis complex genotyping and patient data
Advisor: Kristin Bennett
Employment after graduation: Wolf Greenfield

Student: Thomas Michael Smith
Graduation date: May 2006
Thesis title: A computational system for identifying CIS-regulatory elements in closely related genomes
Advisors: Lee A. Newberg, Mukkai S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: MIT Lincoln Lab

Student: Alessandro Souza Ferreira Rubim de Assis
Graduation date: May 2006
Thesis title: Inferring dynamic learner behavior for user modeling in continuously adapting hypermedia
Advisor: Michael Danchak
Employment after graduation: Nuance

Student: Cigdem Demir
Graduation date: December 2005
Thesis title: The cell-graphs of brain cancer
Advisor: Bulent Yener
Employment after graduation: Bilkent University

Student: Houda Lamehamedi
Graduation date: December 2005
Thesis title: Decentralized data management framework for data grids
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Oracle

Student: David W. Bauer, Jr.
Graduation date: December 2005
Thesis title: Meta-simulation design and analysis for large scale networks
Advisor: Christopher Carothers, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman
Employment after graduation: MITRE Corporation

Student: Karlton Sequeira
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: Exploring similarities in high-dimensional datasets
Advisor: Mohammed Zaki
Employment after graduation: Amazon

Student: Chi-nan Chiang
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: An information-theoretic approach to storage management for middleware caching
Advisor: Sibel Adali
Employment after graduation: Hsin Kuo University

Student: Yushin Cho
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: Resolution scalable and random access decodable image coding with low time complexity
Advisor: Daniel Freedman
Employment after graduation: RealNetworks, Inc.

Student: Jamal Faik
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: A model for resource-aware load balancing on heterogeneous and non-dedicated clusters
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Oracle

Student: Peng Hu
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: Solving fluid-rigid object interaction problems by discontinuous Galerkin methods
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Algor, Inc.

Student: Eunyoung Seegyoung Seol
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: FMDB : flexible distributed mesh database for parallel automated adaptive analysis
Advisor: Mark Shephard
Employment after graduation:

Student: Garrett R. Yaun
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: Efficient large-scale computer and network models using optimistic parallel simulation
Advisor: Christopher Carothers
Employment after graduation: Google

Student: Tao Zhang
Graduation date: August 2005
Thesis title: Visual tracking by density matching: theory, algorithms and application
Advisor: Daniel Freedman
Employment after graduation: Vision and Security Technology Lab, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Student: David E. Goldschmidt
Graduation date: May 2005
Thesis title: A comparison of keyword-based and semantics-based searching
Advisor: M. S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: Global Specs

Student: Victor Boyarshinov
Graduation date: May 2005
Thesis title: Machine learning in computational finance
Advisor: Malik Magdon-Ismail
Employment after graduation: Amiti

Student: Yu Liu
Graduation date: December 2004
Thesis title: Loosely-coordinated, distributed, packet-level network simulation
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: SinCort

Student: Roderic G. Collins
Graduation date: August 2004
Thesis title: Restoring semantic context a domain-aware debugger
Advisor: Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: GE Global Research Center

Student: Matthew C. Schumaker
Graduation date: May 2004
Thesis title: Matrix based visualization of graphs
Advisor: Michael Danchak
Employment after graduation: Morgan Stanley

Student: Douglas Gregor
Graduation date: May 2004
Thesis title: High-level static analysis for generic libraries
Advisor: Sibylle Schupp, David Musser
Employment after graduation: University of Indiana, Bloomington (post-doc)

Student: Kenneth H. Fritzsche
Graduation date: May 2004
Thesis title: Computer vision algorithms for retinal vessel detection and width change detection
Advisor: Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: West Point

Student: John Punin
Graduation date: August 2003
Thesis title: WWWPAL suite for analysis and organization of web sites
Advisor: M. S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: Software Architect, Oracle

Student: Jiang Li
Graduation date: August 2003
Thesis title: End-to-end multicast congestion control and avoidance
Advisor: Shivkumar Kalyanaraman
Employment after graduation: Howard University

Student: Chia-Ling Tsai
Graduation date: August 2003
Thesis title: Feature-based retinal image registration: algorithms and validation
Advisor: Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: National Chung Cheng University

Student: J. Alan Bivens, II
Graduation date: May 2003
Thesis title: Distributed framework for deploying machine learning in network management and security
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: IBM TJ Watson Laboratory

Student: A. G. Amitha Perera
Graduation date: May 2003
Thesis title: Robust region extraction : extracting model and domain parameters in the presence of noise and multiple populations.
Advisor: Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: GE Global Research Center

Student: Gang (Gilbert) Chen
Graduation date: May 2003
Thesis title: New methods for parallel discrete event simulation
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (post-doc)

Student: Toshiro Ohsumi
Graduation date: May 2003
Thesis title: Efficient methods for solving biomechanical equations
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Colgate University

Student: Darren Lim
Graduation date: May 2003
Thesis title: A machine learning approach for designing DNA sequence assembly algorithms
Advisor: Mark Goldberg
Employment after graduation: Siena College

Student: Eric Breimer
Graduation date: December 2002
Thesis title: A machine learning approach for designing dynamic programming algorithms
Advisor: Mark Goldberg
Employment after graduation: Siena College

Student: Murat Yuksel
Graduation date: August 2002
Thesis title: Architectures for congestion-sensitive pricing of network services
Advisor: Shivkumar Kalyanaraman
Employment after graduation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (post-doc)

Student: Richard Kline
Graduation date: August 2002
Thesis title: Algorithms for error-tolerant information retrieval from music databases using vocal input
Advisor: Ephraim Glinert
Employment after graduation: Pace University

Student: Christopher Richard Volpe
Graduation date: May 2002
Thesis title: Algorithms for aural representation and presentation of quantitative data to complement and enhance data visualization
Advisor: Ephraim Glinert
Employment after graduation: GE

Student: David Harrison
Graduation date: December 2001
Thesis title: Edge-to-edge control : a congestion avoidance and service differentiation architecture for the internet
Advisor: Shivkumar Kalyanaraman
Employment after graduation: University of California, Berkeley (post-doc)

Student: Corey Bufi
Graduation date: December 2001
Thesis title: A flexible integration framework for heterogeneous content-based multimedia information retrieval
Advisor: Sibel Adali
Employment after graduation: GE Research and Development

Student: Wesley D. Turner
Graduation date: May 2001
Thesis title: Multilevel preconditioning methods for the parallel, iterative solution of large, sparse systems of equations
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: GE

Student: Jeffrey Nesheiwat
Graduation date: December 2000
Thesis title: Instrumentation database approach to the analysis of large parallel and object oriented scientific applications
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Oracle

Student: James D. Teresco
Graduation date: August 2000
Thesis title: A hierarchical partition model for parallel adaptive finite element computation
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Williams College

Student: Jianhong Sun
Graduation date: August 2000
Thesis title: The design and implementation of an integrated large scale product database
Advisor: Martin Hardwick
Employment after graduation: University of Phoenix

Student: Robert Francis Dugan, Jr.
Graduation date: August 2000
Thesis title: A testing methodology and architecture for computer supported cooperative work software
Advisor: Ephraim Glinert
Employment after graduation: Stonehill College, co-founder of StepZero

Student: Scott Epter
Graduation date: December 1999
Thesis title: Data Clustering with Distance Thresholds
Advisor: Mukkai S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: IBM

Student: William Maniatty
Graduation date: December 1998
Thesis title: High performance computing tools with applications to epidemics and population dynamics
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: University at Albany

Student: Wesley Kaplow
Graduation date: December 1998
Thesis title: Compile-time and run-time methods for cache optimization in scientific codes
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Lucent

Student: Yaowadee Temtanapat
Graduation date: December 1998
Thesis title: Access control in a distributed database system with local site autonomy
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: King Mongkut's Institute of Technology

Student: Kishore Bubna
Graduation date: August 1998
Thesis title: Model selection, merging, and splitting techniques for surface reconstruction from range data
Advisor: Charles V. Stewart
Employment after graduation: BioLuminate

Student: Raymond M. Loy
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Adaptive local refinement with octree load-balancing for the parallel solution of three-dimensional conservation laws
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Argonne National Labs

Student: David Loffredo
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Efficient database implementation of EXPRESS information models.
Advisor: Martin Hardwick
Employment after graduation: StepTools

Student: Mohan Nibhanupudi
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Adaptive parallel computations on networks of workstations
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Inktomi

Student: Robert E. Cook, Jr.
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Automated verification of generic computer software components
Advisor: David Musser
Employment after graduation: Ora Corporation

Student: Markus Hitz
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Efficient algorithms for computing the nearest polynomial with constrained roots
Advisor: Erich Kaltofen
Employment after graduation: North Georgia College and State University

Student: Michael Gousie
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Contours to digital elevation models : grid-based surface reconstruction methods
Advisor: Randolph Franklin
Employment after graduation: Wheaton College

Student: Kenneth Morris Martin
Graduation date: May 1998
Thesis title: Image guided borescope tip pose determination
Advisor: Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: GE

Student: MaryAnne L. Egan
Graduation date: December 1997
Thesis title: Validity guided robust fuzzy clustering methods for characterizing clusters in noisy data
Advisor: M. S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: Siena College

Student: Ewa Deelman
Graduation date: December 1997
Thesis title: Performance optimization of parallel discrete event simulation of spatially explicit problems
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: UCLA

Student: Chakravarthy Bhagvati
Graduation date: December 1997
Thesis title: Gaussian normalization of morphological opening distributions for analyzing texture defects
Advisor: Michael Skolnick
Employment after graduation: University of Hyderabad

Student: Robin Y. Flatland
Graduation date: December, 1997
Thesis title: Extending neighborhood problems: algorithms and analysis
Advisor: Charles Stewart
Employment after graduation: Siena College

Student: Stephen Blythe
Graduation date: August 1997
Thesis title: Design Space Exploration in High-Level Synthesis
Advisor: Robert Walker
Employment after graduation: St. Louis University

Student: Angel Luis Diaz
Graduation date: May 1997
Thesis title: FoxBox: A System for Manipulating Symbolic Objects in Black Box Representation
Advisor: Erich Kaltofen
Employment after graduation: IBM

Student: Charles D. Norton
Graduation date: December 1996
Thesis title: Object oriented programming paradigms in scientific computing
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Student: William Cheetham
Graduation date: December 1996
Thesis title: Case-based reasoning with confidence
Advisor: M.S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: GE

Student: Jane Show-Jane Liu
Graduation date: December 1996
Thesis title: Recognizing repeated structures from a single image by invariants
Advisor: Ellen Walker
Employment after graduation: Tektronics

Student: AnneMarie Ferraro
Graduation date: December 1996
Thesis title: An examination of the collaborative design process using multiple media resources and sharing protocols
Advisor: Ed Rogers
Employment after graduation: Alarm.com

Student: David Vandevoorde
Graduation date: December 1996
Thesis title: A fast exponential decomposition algorithm and its applications to structured matrices
Advisor: Frank Luk
Employment after graduation: Hewlett Packard

Student: R. Lindsay Todd
Graduation date: August 1996
Thesis title:
Advisor: Ephraim Glinert
Employment after graduation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Student: Nancy Lawson
Graduation date: August 1996
Thesis title: Finite obstruction sets and the circular layout problem
Advisor: M. S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: College of St. Rose

Student: Changqing Wang
Graduation date: August 1996
Thesis title: Integrating tools and methods for rigorous analysis of C++ generic library components
Advisor: David Musser
Employment after graduation: GTE

Student: Edward Allen Green
Graduation date: May 1996
Thesis title: Model-based analysis of printed tables
Advisor: M. S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation:

Student: Can Ozturan
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Distributed environment and load balancing for adaptive unstructured meshes
Advisor: Joseph Flaherty, Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Bogazici University

Student: Austin Lobo
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Matrix-free linear system solving and applications to symbolic computation
Advisor: Erich Kaltofen
Employment after graduation: Washington College

Student: Christopher A. Welty
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: An integrated representation for software development and discovery
Advisor: Edwin Rogers
Employment after graduation: Vassar College

Student: Ugur Dogrusoz
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Cycle structure and coloring of graphs and their parallel solutions
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation:

Student: Khalel Al-Zamel
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Cell placement in VLSI
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation:

Student: Fawaz S. Al-Anzi
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Designing functionally correct database views of complex objects in concurrent engineering systems
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: Kuwait University

Student: Arturo J. Sanchez-Ruiz
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: On automatic approaches to multi-language programming via code reusability
Advisor: Ephraim Glinert
Employment after graduation: ?; University of North Florida

Student: Christian W. P. Omlin
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Symbolic information in recurrent neural networks: Issues of representation and training
Advisor:
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Student: Joaquim A. Jorge
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Parsing adjacency grammars for calligraphic interfaces
Advisor:
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Student: Rama K. Govindaraju
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Design of scalable expander interconnection networks
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: IBM

Student: Jonathan W. Berry
Graduation date: 1995
Thesis title: Path optimization for graph partitioning problems: A case study of near greedy analysis
Advisor: Mark Goldberg
Employment after graduation: DIMACS; Elon University; Lafayette College; Sandia.

Student: John D. Valois
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Lock-free data structures
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: Stony Brook University; BlackRock Solutions, Inc.

Student: Donald Bruce Sanderson
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Loss of data semantics in syntax directed translation
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: East Tennessee State University

Student: Van-Duc Nguyen
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Extract models from images with parameterized templates
Advisor:
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Student: Christopher H. Jolly
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Using rules to specify classification strategies in the credit card industry
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: GE

Student: J. Alyce Faulstich Brady
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Axiomatic specification for the synchronization of object-oriented services
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: Kalamazoo College

Student: Karen Marie Dragon Devine
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: An adaptive HP-finite element method with dynamic load balancing for the solution of hyperbolic conservation laws on massively parallel computers
Advisor: Joseph Flaherty
Employment after graduation: Sandia

Student: Craig A. Shelly
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Procedurally defined discrete curves
Advisor:
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Student: Eva Margarita Rovira
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Dynamic abstraction mechanisms for simulation environments
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: startup company

Student: Badrinath Ramamurthy
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Bounded P-contraction of graphs
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation:

Student: Peter J. Floriani
Graduation date:
Thesis title: Finding substrings of varying uniqueness in ribosomal RNA data
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation:

Student: Masaki Aono
Graduation date: 1994
Thesis title: Computer-aided geometric design for forming woven cloth composites
Advisor:
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Student: David A. Ferrucci
Graduation date: 1993
Thesis title: Interactive configuration: A logic programming-based approach
Advisor: Edwin Rogers
Employment after graduation: IBM Research

Student: Kelvin Wenbo Liu
Graduation date: 1993
Thesis title: Object-oriented database views for supporting multidisciplinary concurrent engineering
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: AutoDesk, HP Research, Google

Student: Mark R. Gilder
Graduation date: 1993
Thesis title: An object-oriented intermediate code representation for an Architecturally independent parallelizing compiler
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation:

Student: Robert W. McCloskey
Graduation date: 1993
Thesis title: Bounded context grammars and languages
Advisor:
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Student: Thomas Valente
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: A distributed approach to proving large numbers prime
Advisor: Erich Kaltofen
Employment after graduation: Hampden-Sydney College

Student: David Withey McIntyre
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: A visual method for generating iconic programming environments
Advisor:
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Student: Saad Ayub
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: Planning in an uncertain and dynamic environment with weak domain theory
Advisor: Piero Bonissone, David Spooner
Employment after graduation: GE Research and Development

Student: Balaram Sinharoy
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: Optimizing iterative algorithms for distributed-memory machines
Advisor: Boleslaw K. Szymanski
Employment after graduation: University of North Texas; IBM TJ Watson Laboratory

Student: Steven Warren Hammond
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: Mapping unstructured grid computations to massively parallel computers
Advisor: Rob Schreiber and Joseph Flaherty.
Employment after graduation:

Student: Messaoud Benantar
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: Parallel and adaptive algorithms for elliptic partial differential systems
Advisor: Joseph E. Flaherty
Employment after graduation:

Student: Kee-Young Yoo
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: A systolic array design methodology for sequential loop algorithms
Advisor:
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Student: Kevin John Gildea
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: A building block approach for computer communication protocols
Advisor:
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Student: Paul C. Brown
Graduation date: 1992
Thesis title: Constructive semantics
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy, David Musser
Employment after graduation: GE; TIBCO

Student: Rupak Biswas
Graduation date: 1991
Thesis title: Parallel and adaptive methods for hyperbolic partial differential systems
Advisor: Joseph Flaherty
Employment after graduation: NASA

Student: M'hamed Bouziane
Graduation date: 1991
Thesis title: Metadata modeling and management
Advisor:
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Student: David A. Berque
Graduation date: 1991
Thesis title: Implicit set manipulation: Theory and practice
Advisor: Mark K. Goldberg
Employment after graduation: DePauw University

Student: Fabio Guerinoni
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: Parallel solution of the three-dimensional euler equations using finite octree meshes
Advisor: Joseph Flaherty
Employment after graduation:

Student: David J. Powell
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: Inter-Gen: A hybrid approach to engineering design optimization
Advisor: Michael Skolnick
Employment after graduation: GE Research and Development

Student: Lakshman N. Yagati
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: On the complexity of computing grobner bases for zero dimensional polynomial ideals
Advisor: Erich Kaltofen
Employment after graduation:

Student: John Corban Goble
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: The three-dimensional inverse problem in electric current computed tomography
Advisor:
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Student: Helgi Thorbergsson
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: Object-oriented database techniques for the representation of match information from images of 2-D electrophoretic gels
Advisor: Michael Skolnick and David Spooner
Employment after graduation: Software consultant, Iceland

Student: Katherine Betz
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: A frame-based model for high-level synthesis
Advisor:
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Student: Gautam Shroff
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: Parallel Jacobi algorithms for the algebraic eigenvalue problem
Advisor: Rob Schreiber and Joseph Flaherty
Employment after graduation:

Student: Georg Samaras
Graduation date: 1990
Thesis title: A relational database as a high level index to a distributed object database in engineering design systems
Advisor: Martin Hardwick
Employment after graduation: University of Cyprus

Student: Jeanette M. Bruno
Graduation date: 1989
Thesis title: Analyzing conditional data dependencies in an equational language compiler
Advisor: Boleslaw Szymanski
Employment after graduation: Center for Research and Development, GE

Student: Jeffrey S. Poulin
Graduation date: 1989
Thesis title: Object-oriented CAD database support for software reusability in computer aided software engineering environments
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: IBM

Student: Dan Benanav
Graduation date: 1989
Thesis title: Recognizing unnecessary inference
Advisor: David Musser
Employment after graduation: New Jersey Institute of Technology; NYNEX

Student: Salim S. Abi-Ezzi
Graduation date: 1989
Thesis title: The graphical processing of b-splines in a highly dynamic environment
Advisor: Michael Wozny
Employment after graduation: Sun Microsystems

Student: Mohamad A. Kodeih
Graduation date: 1988
Thesis title: An adaptive mechanism and mixed strategies approach to parallel execution of logic programs
Advisor: Edwin Rogers
Employment after graduation:

Student: Ebba T. Hvannberg
Graduation date: 1988
Thesis title: An object-based parallel programming assistant
Advisor: Mukkai Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: University of Iceland

Student:J. Ross Stenstrom
Graduation date: 1988
Thesis title: The application of attributed grammars and related formal models to pattern recognition
Advisor: Robert F. McNaughton
Employment after graduation:

Student: Gilbert B. Porter, III
Graduation date: 1987
Thesis title: A differential method for reasoning by analogy
Advisor:
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Student: Ching-Yi Wang
Graduation date: 1986
Thesis title: Discretionary access control in a heterogeneous distributed database management system
Advisor: David Spooner
Employment after graduation: startup company

Student: Nikoloas Ginos
Graduation date: 1985
Thesis title: Operational calculus methods for the closed form solution of ordinary differential equations
Advisor:
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Student: Snorri Agnarsson
Graduation date: 1985
Thesis title: Packages as substitutions
Advisor: Mukkai S. Krishnamoorthy
Employment after graduation: University of Iceland

Student: Myra Jean Prelle
Graduation date: 1982
Thesis title: Elementary first integrals of differential equations
Advisor: Bob Caviness
Employment after graduation:

Student: Lawrence E. Wright
Graduation date: 1976
Thesis title: Cellular automata with non-working cells
Advisor:
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Student: William R. Strait
Graduation date: 1975
Thesis title: A formal model of translation with symbol table pointers
Advisor:
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Student: Rayno Niemi
Graduation date: 1973
Thesis title: A numerical algorithm to solve quadratically constrained quadratic programs
Advisor:
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Student: David G. Hannay
Graduation date: 1973
Thesis title: Finite-state automata with recursive-call state transitions
Advisor:
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Student: Margaret K. Brown
Graduation date: 1972
Thesis title: An investigation of Newton-like methods for calculating critical points with applications to nonlinear boundary value problems
Advisor:
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Student: Alberto H. Peronilla
Graduation date: 1971
Thesis title: Free-format input for integer programming: a machine code for a modified gomory algorithm with application to weingartner's problem
Advisor:
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Student: John S. Hutchison
Graduation date: 1971
Thesis title: Finite difference solutions to delay differential equations
Advisor:
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Student: Jack P. Gelb
Graduation date: 1971
Thesis title: The computer solution of english probability problems
Advisor:
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Student: Thomas A. Williams
Graduation date: 1970
Thesis title: Scheduling algorithm for a demand-response bus system
Advisor:
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Student: Donald Bishko
Graduation date: 1969
Thesis title: Planning for common mineral resources in the urban - suburban environment: a computer simulation approach
Advisor:
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